Jeremy Kawahara

Computing Science PhD student, applying machine and deep learning approaches to medical image analysis problems

Currently I am a Computing Science PhD student at Simon Fraser University working under the supervision of Dr. Ghassan Hamarneh in the Medical Image Analysis Lab. My research focuses largely on analyzing skin lesions. Methodology-wise, I have been struck by the successes of deep learning in a variety of computer-vision problems, and now focus on approaches using deep neural networks. I’ve also had the pleasure of being a part of the Image Guided Robotic Surgery team, where we developed an approach to detect tumor in ultrasound videos.

In 2013, I completed my CS Master’s studies under the supervision of Dr. Ghassan Hamarneh, Dr. Roger Tam and Dr. Chris McIntosh who kindly guided me in research on analyzing the spinal cord of multiple sclerosis patients.

Previously I was a student at Vancouver Island University where I completed my Bachelor’s of Computing Science. During my undergrad I had the opportunity to do a co-op with the fine folks at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) where we worked on systems to help organize otolith (fish ear-bone) thermal mark information.

If time allows and my skills match well, I do occasional contract/tutoring/consulting work for private individuals and organizations in government and industry.

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